Saturday, December 5, 2015

Oregon Summer

I finally found a few fence photos after traveling to Oregon for my nephew's wedding last summer.

Linking to good fences

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Norman Rockwell Exhibit at BYU

Linking to: Weekend Reflections

 My family in front of a bronze sculpture

This is the museum on Brigham Young University campus where the Norman Rockwell Exhibit was held. We were not allowed to photograph any of his art work but it was a delightful exhibit. He was so clever in adding stories to his pictures and comedy. A small film about his life was shown just before we viewed his artwork.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Tie Fork

Tie Fork, a very nice road stop at the top of Spanish Fork Canyon in Utah. It has a replica of a 1900 train depot and roundhouse.   

 Connecting to Weekend Reflections

Saturday, November 14, 2015

The White House

 While staying in Grand Junction, Colorado, I was privileged to stay at "The White House".  I am not sure what reflection the window caught but it is rather odd while this gorgeous home and grounds are magnificent. This is the home of a friend of my cousin Clarissa.

 They have their own lake and I caught a few reflections there.
Same lake from a different angle.

Linking to Weekend Reflections

and Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Redlands of Grand Junction, Colorado

 The fence is on the right side tucked underneath the trees. The deer were having their breakfast.

Out came the sun. There really are fences in this photo, but I was far from them.

Connecting to: Good Fences

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Helper, a Mining Town

A small Catholic church in Helper, Utah.

Mountain reflections

Linking to InSPIRed Sunday

Helper is not a ghost town but has some very old buildings from its heydays.

 Notice the residents in the upper windows.

The mountain pass of which the main highway winds through.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Suchanski, and Zdanowicz Lineage

These are some of the Chapter titles in my family history book of which I am having printed in a hard back book this month.

Seventeen of these chapter are direct descendants of Vincent Zdanowicz and Rose Staranowicz who came to America in 1890. They settled in Chicago and then moved to North Chicago, Illinois. I have done extensive genealogical research on my family tree and most of that information is contained in my book along with family photos.

Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing a book and belong to our family.  Ruth Kelly. You can contact me through this blog or by email

Chapter 08: Suchañski Lineage in Kłobuck, Poland
Chapter 09: Skwarczyñski & Siwczyñski Lineage
Chapter 10: Piotr Suchañski & Joanna Skwarczyñska 
Chapter 11: Stanisław and Adam Suchañski 
Chapter 12A: Chester Piotr Pawel Suchañski 
Chapter 12B: CP Norton Suchañski 
Chapter 12C: Chester Norton & Bessie Brazil 
Chapter 13: Stella Zdanowicz Suchanski
Chapter 14: Walter Zdanowicz & Agnes Konieczny 
Chapter 15: Victoria Josephine Zdanowicz 
Chapter 16: James Zdanowicz  & Martha Piktel 
Chapter 17: Casimir Zdanowicz & Helen Wasniewski 
Chapter 18: Violet Zdanowicz & Stanley Borawski 
Chapter 19: Anthony Zdanowicz & Lillian Wilson 
Chapter 20: Wincynty Zdanowicz & Rozalia Staranowicz 
Chapter 21: Staranowicz & Zagorski Lineage 
Chapter 22: Zdanowicz Lineage from Sztabin, Poland

Rose and Vincent Zdanowicz with my grandmother Stella and her brother Walter.

Grandma was the first generation born in the United States while her parents came from Sztabin, Poland.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Provo LDS Temple

This was a quick photo from a car of the Provo LDS Temple. This was the busiest temple in Utah until they opened the Payson Temple which is just south of there about 30 miles.

Linking to InSPIREd Sunday

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Little Plastic Dress earrings

 Tiny dresses that clip over tiny dolls were clipped to their ears but not for very long because they were like those all clipons that hurt too much to keep on your ears.

Sunday, August 9, 2015


This building was the old Provo Tabernacle which caught fire two years ago and was completely gutted inside. The bricks remained. They lifted the old brick structure on steel, made a new foundation and completely restored the inside to make a second temple for Provo, Utah. They are still working on the inside.  All of the windows are stained glass and the original design of turrets were roof were recreated with an addition of the golden statue of Angel Moroni which is placed on most the the temples for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Linking to: InSPIREd Sunday

linking to: Weekend Reflections

Looking west at the Salt Lake Valley from "This is the Place Monument Park".

Linking to: Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Moon Streak over the Rockies

Tried to catch the moon over the rockies at the Springville Folk Fest.

 The amazing flag throwers from Belgium.

Morning Star Indians from our area.

Dancers from Georgia Russia.

Linking to Shadow Shot Sunday 2

My favorite - the dancers from Poland.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sunset in the Rockies

I took this at 9 PM; we have to be quick because it changes so quickly.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Holiness to the Lord

 The Payson, Utah LDS Temple.  My friend Carrie and I attended the open house for this temple. Anyone who wants to see inside a temple can go through it during an open house before the temple is dedicated to the Lord.
 Gounds covered with flowers.
The Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint temples all have Holiness to the Lord written on them. This one has hundreds of of stained glass windows outside and inside of the temple. It is unusual to see stained glass windows inside the middle of the building and a baptismal font on the main floor.

 Taken at the Portland, Oregon LDS temple entrance.

The reflection pool.

Can you believe it, we had snow on our mountain tops two days ago from two storms - very rare for July.

Linking to inSPIREd Sunday
and Weekend Reflections

Sunday, July 5, 2015

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